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After a Sports Medicine Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday, the Georgia High School Association has canceled pre-season scrimmages for football.

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Spalding High junior point guard Brooks Davis could play like several point guards in college or the pros and throw up 15-20 shots per game, but that wouldn’t be the smart thing for him to do.

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The Spalding High Jaguars basketball team blew a double-digit lead but hung tough down the stretch to defeat the Riverdale Raiders 65-61 in Region 4-AAAA Division B action Tuesday night at SHS.

Spalding senior forward David Blalock (10) goes up for a layup Tuesday night in a home game against Riverdale while his teammate Deaundre Alford (5) watches.

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The Spalding High Lady Jaguars basketball team jumped out to a 14-8 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, routing the Riverdale High Lady Raiders 55-29 Tuesday evening in Region 4-AAAA Division B action at SHS.

Griffin High's Deaundra Kelsey (15) goes up for a layup while defended by Spalding's Carter Henderson (22) during their region game recently. Griffin will host defending champ Jonesboro at 7:30 p.m. today.

The Griffin High Bears and Lady Bears will be looking to dish out a cold serving of revenge today as their basketball teams host the Jonesboro Cardinals and Lady Cardinals in Region 4-AAAA Division B action, with girls tipoff slated for 6 p.m. at The House.

A football interest meeting for all eighth-graders zoned for Spalding High School will take place next Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the SHS commons (cafeteria). Please come ready to soak in all the information regarding Jaguars football!

Spalding's Rasheed Marshall (1) drives to the basket Saturday night at home against Pike Couny's Bo Townsend (20) at SHS.

Spalding's Desiree Corbin (23) draws a foul by Pike County's Precious Daniels (24) with :29.9 seconds left to play Saturday night at SHS. Corbin made both free throws to tie the game 46-all.

Deaundre Alford scored 22 points, and Brooks Davis and Cornelius Henderson added 11 each Saturday night as Spalding High topped visiting Pike County for the second time in four days, this time 77-35, to sweep the regular season series in Region 4-AAAA Division B boys varsity basketball.

Spalding's Deaundre Alford (3) attempts a layup in the first half Friday against Mt. Zion in Div. B action on the road.

JONESBORO — The Spalding High Jaguars matched Mt. Zion shot for shot in the first half, but the homestanding Bulldogs had a huge third-quarter spurt to wallop the Jags 84-47 Friday night in Region 4-AAAA Division B action at Mt. Zion High.

Spalding senior Desiree Corbin (left) shoots a jumper over a Mt. Zion defender Friday evening in region action at Mt. Zion High.

JONESBORO — The Mt. Zion-Jonesboro Lady Bulldogs raced to a 15-4 first-quarter lead and didn't look back, whipping the Spalding High Lady Jaguars 57-32 Friday night in Region 4-AAAA Division B action at Mt. Zion High.

Former Griffin High great Tim Beckham talks to the Griffin High Bears baseball team last year.

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Former Griffin High baseball great Tim Beckham said coming back home to host a free baseball clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31 at Griffin High is all about, “The Kids.”

Griffin's Darrell Evans Jr. (20) works against Pike County during a game Jan. 6 at The House.

Southern Crescent guard DeQuarion Williams prepares to shoot a free throw Wednesday night during the Tigers' GCAA conference opener against Oxford (Emory) College at the Taylor Street gym.

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Southern Crescent Tech point guard June Prowell sank two free throws with 5.2 seconds left in regulation to give the Tigers a 71-67 win over the Oxford (Emory) College Eagles Wednesday night in Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) men’s basketball action at the Taylor Street gym.

Spalding's Odestie Smith (24) has a pass blocked Saturday night at home by Eastside-Covington's J.J. Saxton (32) as teammate Marquis Sims (15) looks on.

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ZEBULON — The Spalding Jags won their first game without senior leader Omari O’Neal Tuesday night, pummeling the Pike County Pirates 54-36 in Region 4-AAAA Division B action on the road.

Spalding's Jasmea Andrews (3) drives to the basket Saturday night at home against Eastside-Covington's Sydney Mask (23).

ZEBULON — The Spalding High Lady Jaguars basketball team lost its sixth straight subregion game, falling to the Pike County High Lady Pirates 59-48 Tuesday evening in Region 4-AAAA Division B action on the road.

Halfway through subregion play, it’s time to take inventory on how the Griffin High and Spalding High basketball teams are faring as they head down the homestretch and gear up for next month’s region tournament, Feb. 7-14 at Locust Grove High (rat-tail games and quarterfinals) and Hampton Hi…

Coach Eddie Payne joined Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS) as the system’s part-time athletic director, the system announced last week. Payne brings with him more than 37 years of experience in high school athletics.

Spalding's Desiree Corbin (23) looks to go up under the basket Saturday night at home against Eastside-Covington. Corbin scored a game-high 25 points, while grabbing 19 rebounds and do blocking 4 shots.

Spalding's DeAundre Alford (5) looks to pass Saturday night during a home game against Eastside-Covington.

DeAundre Alford scored 13 points and Rasheed Marshall 12 for Spalding in a 77-45 loss Saturday night to visiting Eastside-Covington in Region 4-AAAA varsity high school boys basketball.

Spalding's DeAundre Alford (5) goes in for a layup Friday night during a home game against crosstown rival Griffin.

Griffin's Tyleslie Johnson (33) and Spalding's Desiree Corbin (23) battle down low Friday night at Spalding High

The Griffin Bears basketball team rebounded from its season-high two-game losing streak in a big way, blitzing the Spalding Jaguars 85-56 Friday night in Region 4-AAAA Division B action at Spalding High.

The start of the Griffin-Spalding varsity girls basketball game Friday evening at Spalding High was delayed a little more than an hour due to technical difficulties, giving both teams plenty of time to warm up before playing.

Spalding's DeAundre Alford (5) drives between a pair of Griffin defenders on Jan. 3 at Griffin High. The teams meet against 7:30 p.m., today at Spalding High.

Griffin's Victoria Middlebrooks (4) goes up for a shot against Spalding's Jasmine Holland (1) on Jan. 3 at Griffin High School. The two teams meet again 6 p.m., today at Spalding High School.

It’s not the best of times at this point for the Spalding High Jaguars and Lady Jaguars basketball teams as they prepare to host their crosstown and subregion rivals, the Griffin Bears and Lady Bears, starting at 6 p.m. today.

Spalding's Jasmine Holland (1) drives past Griffin's Shacoria Jones (10) on Jan. 3 at Griffin High School. The crosstown rivals meet again 6 p.m., today at Spalding High School.